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Diamant Hotel

14 Kings Cross Rd.
Sydney , New South Wales , Australia

This glossy, sleek high-rise created something of a sensation when it opened in late 2007, as it put the surrounding neighborhood (a still-gritty area of Kings Cross) on the high-style map. Just slightly larger than boutique size, the property is boldly modern, with 76 minimalist rooms outfitted with 42-inch flat-screen TV’s, Xbox Playstations, Wi-Fi, and glass walk-in showers big enough for two. Welcome extras include fancy hair products from Kevin Murphy and room windows that actually open. East-facing rooms have private balconies (although there’s a fair bit of street noise, so outdoor lingering isn’t exactly romantic).

Room to Book: William Street Boulevard rooms have wonderful city skyline views.

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